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BLACK GLAM: Rebekah Aladdin on beautifying Black Hollywood

Johnny Wright is back with another installment of Black Glam and this time, he is sitting down with celebrity makeup artist, Rebekah Aladdin, to...
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BLACK GLAM: Celebrity makeup artist DeeDee Kelly on beautifying Black Hollywood

Johnny Wright is back with a new episode of Black Glam where he will takes us inside the world of celebrity styling and shares...
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BLACK GLAM: Costume designer Brea Stinson reveals how she built her enviable empire

Black Glam is back with another installment and this time, celebrity stylist Johnny Wright sits down with costume designer to the stars, Brea Stinson to find to how she built her enviable empire. ...

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David Makes Man continues to soar just one week ahead of its season finale. The series created by Tarell Alvin McCraney and executive produced by Oprah Winfrey and Michael B. Jordan has taken viewers on an emotional ride through...
Oprah Winfrey has dedicated her life to giving back and helping others and she’s content with how that’s worked out for her.--VIDEO: Oprah Winfrey surprises Morehouse College with $13 million gift--The billionaire media mogul says she has “not one regret”...

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Kenya marathon runner becomes first to break two-hour barrier

Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya is the first marathon runner to beat the two-hour barrier posting a 1 hour, 59 minutes, 40.2 seconds run across 26.2 miles in Vienna, Austria.

NY Socialite Bevy Smith allegedly denied cab ride because she is Black

Former Page Six host and NY Socialite Bevy Smith alleges that she was attacked and denied a ride by a New York City taxi driver after leaving a charity event in midtown Manhattan.
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Middle school teacher in Pennsylvania placed on leave following racist rant

A teacher at Drexel Hill Middle School in Pennsylvania has been placed on administrative leave after a video surfaced showing her involved in a racially explosive altercation with a parent in the parking lot of the school.
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Southwest flight attendant accused of ‘profiling’ Trump supporter

A Facebook fracas arose after passenger accused a flight attendant of ridiculing him for his support of the president
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Nipsey Hussle ‘The Marathon Don’t Stop’ biography in the works

The late rapper's life is being captured in literature in the first biography on him to be written. Music journalist Rob Kenner will pen the work

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Simone Biles is now most decorated gymnast in history after winning her 24th world medal

Simone Biles earned her 25th medal and landed the title of the most-decorated gymnast- including men and women- at the World Gymnastics Championships this past weekend.

Kenya marathon runner becomes first to break two-hour barrier

Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya is the first marathon runner to beat the two-hour barrier posting a 1 hour, 59 minutes, 40.2 seconds run across 26.2 miles in Vienna, Austria.
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Seattle Seahawks star, Tyler Lockett admits that he’s still a virgin at 27

Seattle Seahawks star, Tyler Lockett may be muscular, sexy and have lots of ladies screaming his name, but he says he’s still saving himself for marriage.
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Rihanna confirms she turned down Super Bowl Halftime show in support of Kaepernick

There has been speculation that Rihanna declined last year’s Super Bowl halftime invite as a show of solidarity against the NFL. The rumor is true!
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Media events canceled in China for NBA preseason game

In response to the NBA defending Daryl Morey's freedom of speech, Chinese officials took it away from the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets.

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Jacksonville Jaguars owner buys majority stake in Black News Channel

The Black News Channel, a new Tallahassee-based cable news network launching on November 15, is being backed by Pakistani-American billionaire Shahid “Shad” Khan, who owns the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Iconic Fashion Fair Cosmetics brand up for auction, but its future is being watched

The beauty line, long popular with African American women, is up for sale but there are people tracking what happens to it in the current market
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OPINION | “All wealth ain’t the same”: A look at billionaires Byron Allen and Jay-Z

Antonio Moore's new video series on theGrio discusses economics, politics, and wealth in a way...
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Jay-Z rumored to acquire ‘significant ownership interest’ in NFL team as part of new deal

After Jay-Z recently announced a deal with the NFL encompassing entertainment and social justice, rumors are swirling that the rapper might become part-owner of an NFL franchise.
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Serena Williams invests in Black start-up that could save lives of expectant mothers

Last year, in her now widely cited op-ed for CNN, Serena Williams revealed to the world...